Rockport Music hosts two young composer/musicians for a FREE recital at their beautiful waterfront performing arts center in Rockport Massachusetts! Szilvia Mikó and Matthew Woodard are young musicians/composers who will perform works by Beethoven, Copland, Khachaturian, Howard Frazin, as well as compositions of their own.
The library is usually closed in the morning, but they open the doors for preschool story time! Come for a 1/2 session filled with stories, songs and finger plays! Stay and play with friends, then check out some great books to bring home!
Note: Due to the impending snow storm, this performance has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:30pm. Classical Jam will perform a multimedia presentation with music from Brahms to the present accompanied by videos--featuring films by Buster Keaton, former Rockport resident Danny Williams (as well as a colleague of Andy Warhol in the Velvet Underground era), and one by Rockport students.
Rockport Residents and visitors alike are invited to the Rockport High School chapter of the National Honor Society production of "Are You Smarter than a High Schooler?". The game show will take place at the Shalin Liu Performance Center on Wednesday, January 29th at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Oncology Unit at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester.
Rock in the New Year with Rockport's annual Rockport New Year's Eve 2017! The Shalin Liu Performance Center comes alive with concerts from local favorites The Cape Ann Big Band, a cappella sensation Overboard, and Henri Smith New Orleans Friends & Flavours.
The library is usually closed in the morning, but they open the doors for preschool story time! Come for a 1/2 session filled with stories, songs and finger plays! Saty and play with friends, then check out some great books to bring home!
Performing music of the Harlem Renaissance, the Berklee World Strings, directed by cellist Eugene Friesen, features an international collection of Berklee's most accomplished and promising soloists, chamber players and fiddlers. They perform lively programs that typically include new compositions and arrangements from a wide variety of the world’s music. With a repertoire drawn from Celtic, bluegrass, South American, Arabic, Gypsy, jazz, and classical styles, Berklee World Strings redefines the traditional string orchestra with bright melodies, dance rhythms, improvisation and sparkling interplay. The evening’s performance will include participants from the Rockport High School string program.
Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration. Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascade from rocky headlands to the abundant tidal pools below. The panorama encompasses views from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. This glorious natural landscape is breathtaking and inspiring.
Halibut Point State Park is also a granite quarry with a history that goes back billions of years! A “psychological” history and “spirit” of a place gathered via history, anthropology, and geology. Join the interpreter for a less than typical program that takes you back in time on Cape Ann when other humans inhabited this beautiful area. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.